1. Open with prayer. (2-5 min)
2. Read Luke 10:38-42.
3. Discuss these questions with your group. (20-45 min)
MY STORY | Starting Place
Describe someone who is fully present when he or she is talking with you. What do you admire about that? (7-10 min)
DIGGING DEEPER | Practical Biblical Application
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. (Luke 10:38-40)
What can keep us from being fully present in the moment? What types of things easily distract you?
How can you keep your time with God free from distractions, so that you can be fully present with him?
GROWING TOGETHER | Spiritual Friendship
And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)
Life is a balance of being and doing. How do you know when to stop one and enter into the other?
How much of your identity is tied up in what you do, or some role you play? Is that necessarily bad? Explain. When can it become an unhealthy issue?
MOVING OUTWARD | Faith In Action
Take someone out for coffee this week, and practice being fully attentive to whatever part of their story they want to share with you.
What is the one important thing you will take away from this weekend’s message or our community group discussion? Is there any challenge, difficulty or praise that you would like to share with the group for prayer?
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